PLANNING SYSTEM

Build, build, build – but don’t build like before

Trudi Beswick, CEO of the RICS Project of the Year 2019 winner Caudwell Children, is calling on the government, councils and the wider construction industry to prioritise truly accessible design as part of the “build, build, build” recovery plan.
Sky Studios Elstree,

£230m Sky Studios Elstree gets the green light

The new state-of-the-art film and TV studio, Sky Studios Elstree, has been given the go-ahead, as work to clear the site looks set to begin.
water safety,

Planning for water safety in buildings and workplaces

Martin Ronceray, BSRIA engineering investigations lead, discusses the importance of planning for water safety in buildings and workplaces.
environmental consultants, Consultants Coal Mining Report,

Landmark launches coal report for environmental consultants

Landmark Information has introduced a Consultants Coal Mining Report through its Envirocheck service to provide environmental consultants with essential data.

Report calls for ‘joined-up’ planning system to support economy

A report from BW, Copper and WBD calls for changes to a disconnected planning system which has held up infrastructure delivery, imposing risk on projects and investments.
Dagenham studios,

Green light for £110m Dagenham studios

Plans to build London’s largest film studios, Dagenham studios, have been given the green light by Barking and Dagenham Council’s planning committee.
climate emergency, countryside,

Countryside holds the key to tackling climate emergency, says CPRE

The CPRE is urging the government to put the countryside at the forefront of climate action so that rural communities do not bear the brunt of the climate crisis.
rewilding, Dundreggan estate,

Plans submitted for world’s first rewilding centre

Trees for Life has submitted a planning application for the world’s first rewilding centre at its 10,000-acre Dundreggan Estate in Glenmoriston.
Oxfordshire Garden Village,

Plans in for ‘21st century’ Oxfordshire Garden Village

Plans for the Oxfordshire Garden Village in West Oxfordshire have been lodged by Grosvenor Britain & Ireland.
South Kensington tube station,

Plans in for South Kensington tube station transformation

Plans have been submitted to sensitively repair and enhance South Kensington Tube station buildings and the surrounding streets.
planning system,

New radical planning reforms cut ‘red tape’

Prime minister Boris Johnson has announced radical reforms to the planning system, giving freedom for buildings and land in town centres to change use without planning permission.
Toyin Adetola Oduse,

Architect fined £2,000 for poor planning advice and delays

The ARB’s professional conduct committee (PCC) has issued Toyin Adetola Oduse of SE2 Creative Ltd with a £2,000 penalty order for poor planning advice and undue delay.
blue badge,

Blue badge anniversary highlights the need for progress

If you blinked you probably missed it, but just a few weeks ago the government marked the 50th anniversary of the blue badge scheme.
Falmer Cottages

Construction work starts on new Brighton student residence

Student accommodation provider Alumno has given the green light to Westridge Construction to begin work on a new project in the Falmer district of Brighton and Hove.

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